Events this Week

May 25, 2015  

Here is a list of events happening May 25-31, 2015, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.

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Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
Ongoing series and opportunities
Deadlines for faculty and staff

Monday, May 25

-- Memorial Day holiday. Offices closed. ----- NOTE: Operator Services Office (telephone) closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 22) until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 26). In emergency, call 911 or Purdue police at 49-48221. Questions: 49-66740.

-- Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage cleaning (north half) begins. 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. nightly through June 2. No vehicles in affected area during cleaning hours; days are approximate. URL for overall garage cleaning schedule:

Wednesday, May 27

-- Homecoming Committee first planning meeting. Representatives from interested offices welcome. 9 a.m. Dauch Alumni Center, Prusiecki Banquet Room. To RSVP for this meeting or indicate interest in being on the committee: (Homecoming will be Nov. 7 in conjunction with the Illinois football game.) URL:

-- Board of Trustees public hearing on Purdue tuition and fees for 2015-16 and 2016-17. Conducted as a special meeting of the BOT Executive Committee. See news release (linked) for specific arrangements to offer comment at the hearing or in writing. 4 p.m. STEW, Room 326; with videoconference connection to system-wide campuses. URL:,-fees-on-wednesday.html

Thursday, May 28

-- Farmers market on campus. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through July 30; then 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6-Oct. 29. Center of Memorial Mall. Nearby 20-minute parking available near "Unfinished Block P" sculpture during market hours. URL on this and links to other local farmers markets:

-- Science on Tap. Monthly forum for Purdue and Lafayette-West Lafayette area to talk about science. Organizer: Discovery Park. This month: Mechanical engineering professors Jeff Rhoads and Chuck Krousgrill with "On the Right Track: Exploring Engineering through the Prism of Roller Coaster Dynamics" plus discussion. 6 p.m. Upstairs at Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette. The event is free and open to the public to those ages 21 or older. URL:,-ups-and-downs-of-roller-coasters.html



-- "FABRICation." May 12-Aug. 8. Three-venue exhibition by Purdue University Galleries. Textile or textile-like artworks by seven artists. Related event on July 17. URL: Galleries and hours:

* Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment.
* Patti & Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment.
* Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

-- "First in the Field: Beginnings of the Nation's First Computer Science Department." March 16-July 24. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, HSSE Library, STEW. Summer hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library also has online exhibits; go to



Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here); some performance and athletic events are marked "free" for clarity. Ticket prices are for single events unless stated otherwise. For information about series, seasons, packages, discounts, groups, promotions at games, etc., see the URLs in the next two paragraphs.

For varsity athletics tickets, go online; or call the Athletic Ticket Office, 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Mackey Complex facing Northwestern Avenue. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue. URL: URL for gameday promotions in association with varsity events:

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, go to a campus box office or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. URLs: and Summer hours:

* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): Closed for summer.

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